I couldn’t just leave you hanging. I left you with a bit of a cliff hanger. If I’ve done my writing well, you are waiting to hear the outcome from yesterdays six-week follow-up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon.
Well…….. I was literally knocked off my feet with the results
As you know I was a bit nervous about this appointment. I had imagined how I would react to the worst possible news: e.g. the bone was not healing, or I had to continue to keep my weight off of this leg for another week, another two weeks. I was ready. I could taste freedom. Let’s get on with it.
Here are the results. X-rays were taken and examined. The good news is that everything looks as it should. My broken leg bone (shin) is mending. More good news is that I can toss my leg brace (called a zimmer, by the way?). Last night I slept on my side. Heavenly….. The shocking news for me is that I have to wait a further TWO MORE MONTHS before I can put weight on this leg! ….. What? ….. There must be some mistake. NOOOOOOO!!!
Yesterday that news seemed beyond comprehension. I was just stunned.
On our sad drive home I asked Warren to pick me up a chocolate bar. My go-to response to stress. We will get through this. It is character building, but OMG! I just wasn’t expecting this.
What do you do when life throws you a curve ball? Do you run for chocolate?